Saturday, 20 September 2008

If you've nothing to hide you've nothing to fear...

That's what we keep being told about all these new Government databases, the ID cards, the NHS Spine, the cameras, the constant intrusions into our lives and the capturing of what we do, where and when we do so. Depends on what you're trying to hide though, doesn't it?

A battered wife's confidential address details were twice passed to her ex-husband by his girlfriend while she was working in a Government tax office.

So, how many work for HMCR? 80,000 or so? And how many will have access to those ever so secret medical records? 250,000 or so isn't it? And to the ID card database? Another 330,00 I've seen it said.

Going to be an interesting society where anyone who wants to beat you up, anyone who wishes you ill, anyone who wants to annoy you or interfere with your life only has to find one person out of 660,000 who is willing to them a "favour", isn't it?

Better to simply scrap these schemes rather than build a society like that, don't you think?

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